The Zurich Center for Integrative Human Physiology (ZIHP) is a virtual network that brings together more than 100 research groups. It is an interdisciplinary center of competence of the University of Zurich. Integrative physiology combines research on the levels of molecules, cells, organs and the whole organism with the aim to bring into focus the complex functions of the human body.
Since its founding in 2005, the ZIHP is a unique and excellent instrument to bring the people beyond institutional or faculty borders together. With the funding of cooperative projects until 2016, basic and clinically-oriented research groups were linked. These cooperative projects are characterized by the "added value" generated by the consortium partners in the sense that the outcome is more than the sum of its parts.
The ZIHP funded four assistant professorships throughout the past 10 years.
State-of-the-art equipment, techniques and services related to cardio-vascular, renal, respiratory, muscle and metabolism functions are provided by the Zurich Integrative Rodent Physiology (ZIRP) Facility.